Emma Richards (sailor)

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Emma Richards MBE is a British yachtswoman. In 2002–2003, she became the first British woman and youngest ever person to complete the Around Alone, a 29,000 mile, single-handed round the world yacht race with stops.[1] She was also a crew member during the Volvo Ocean Race 2001.[2]

Her talent comes from spending so much time sailing, from a young age. At 11 she competed in dinghy world championships. She took a degree in sports medicine at the University of Glasgow. She was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List 2004, in recognition of her remarkable achievements.[1]


  1. ^ a b Emma Richards, MBE - Helensburgh Heroine. Website for Heroes of Helensburgh, Scotland. Retrieved 4 Nov 2010.
  2. ^ Female Crew List, Volvo Ocean Race. Retrieved 5 Nov 2010.

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